Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Kree-Skrull War Stories!
Here's a project that got my attention. Marvel and Upper Deck cards are joining up to put out sets of cards which will assemble into five stories that tell as-yet-untold-tales of the classic Kree-Skrull War from many decades ago. Here's a link with many of the details.
I probably won't be latching onto these, and mostly for one reason. There's no Goliath! Clint Barton was probably transformed in this classic battle more than just about any single other hero (with the possible exception of Rick Jones) but we don't get any behind-the-scenes information about him at all that I can detect from these promos.
Probably it's because trying to explain who Goliath II was might be more problematic from the editor's point of view than it's worth, but if any hero needed an untold story it's Clint.
I've been away from Marvel for some time now, and it just occurred to me that perhaps Goliath II has been excised from continuity. Is that the case? Lord I hope not.
And for the record, I seem to remember Defiant Comics offering up trading cards which assembled into Dark Dominion #0, with art by Steve Ditko no less. I like this kind of marketing myself, but without Clint I can't be bothered.